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Boatwerks

216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI
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Ranked #50 of 192 restaurants in Holland
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leawood, KS
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are at Boatwerks on our last night in Holland and we were not disappointed. They have a wonderful outdoor deck with spectacular park and harbor views that makes for a wonderful dinner with family or friends. The waitstaff in Holland is consistently good and friendly. The menu had a full range of choices for every taste as well. Highly... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food was good but took a while to come. Outdoor tables are bolted down, so getting space for larger groups (like our 7) will be a problem (we were lucky and they hadn't bolted down all the tables yet). Pre-sunset is pretty, but the trees across the lake block the actual event.

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Fairbury, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is on Lake Macatawa and the outdoor seating area has a great view! Four of us were seated at the outdoor bar while we waited for a table - the place was busy but an acknowledgement would have been nice - had to ask twice for service. The food was good, not exceptional, but good. The live outdoor... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night at prime dinner time and only waited for 15 minutes. It was so fun to eat outside right by the lake. The only thing we didn't like was that the waiters/waitresses used Ipads which seemed sort of impersonal but otherwise we loved it! The food was great!

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Monroe, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Always look forward to lunch on the water at Boatwerks when in Holland. Food and service has always been good.

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Portage, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant has gone downhill this year, in comparison to the last several years when we ate here frequently. Some of the better items on the menu have been omitted this year, and the ones that remain just don't measure up. 😒 Apparently there is new management/chef, and they are going to let something good slip right through their hands.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the baked Mac & cheese with bacon and my friend had the white fish...both were very good. Not too fond of how the staff is set-up. Had a waitress and a server who helped the waitress. Asked the waitress for more bread when she checked on us...she said sure no problem but never received it. Asked for desert... More

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Williamston, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food was good and the wait was minimal. It looks like it could be a long wait at times. View was of the harbor and very nice. The wait staff were courteous and the service was prompt. Overall a good experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great dinner my husband and I expierenced for our 25 wedding anniversary. Sitting by the water and the view was wonderful! I chose the shrimp cocktail which had a Mexican twist and it was amazing. It was an appetizer but with a salad it was perfect. My husband had the Perch sandwich and said it was the best... More

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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a lovely dinner on Lake Macatawa. The view was fantastic and the evening was perfect weather wise. We had a lovely waitress who was courteous and interested in the fact that we are Australian - she had spent time in Sydney. I tried the local Perch and it was very nice and the beloved had the ribeye which... More

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